Devotional for August 11, 2017 – “You Are not Impotent”

“[that you may know] what is the surpassing greatness of His power unto us who are believing according to the energizing of the might of His strength, which He energized in Christ, raising Him from death and seating Him at His right hand in the heavenlies far above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one and He subjected everything under His feet and gave Him to be the head over all things for the church, which is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.” – Ephesians 1:19-23

As a believer, have you ever felt powerless? How about impotent? Have you ever convinced yourself that you were powerless or impotent? Well, that’s a lie straight from the pit of hell and the father of lies, Satan himself.

You are not powerless nor impotent, not because you, in yourself have power, but because God has directed the very same power that energized the resurrection of Christ toward and in you and through you. You are powerful because of God’s power.

That means that the power of Satan and his followers cannot hold a candle to you as a follower of Jesus. Because he knows that, Satan has to resort to convincing you that you are not powerful but impotent. He knows that if you realize the power that flows through you because of the power that God has directed toward, in, and through you, he’s in big trouble.

So, remember who and whose you are and what the One who has claimed you has poured into you. When you remember this, how you approach different situations will change. When you remember this, it is amazing how you can impact this world by directing the power of God and His kingdom in this realm.

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